Breakfast Mango Smoothie

breakfast-mango-smoothieThis Breakfast Mango smoothie is sunshine in a bowl, shining with the richness of mangoes, high on fibre, and proteins from yogurt and chia seeds, is that bowl of goodness you would keep coming back to. 

Yes yes, this is totally unlike me, talking of fibres, proteins, et all, but if you have known my tryst to getting fitter, you know, i have been obsessed with making my food healthier, and not lose out on the taste factor. Adapting smoothies into my breakfast was my attempt towards that. Smoothies are the best filling yet loaded with nutrients and less on the calories dessert, oops breakfast :D. 

Whipping up a vibrant smoothie first thing in the morning to blow away some of those grams, well, i wont mind. Smoothies, have many variations, one for each kitchen, but for basics, is a mix of ingredients dumped into your blender, add in some yogurt for the proteins, veggies and / or fruits for the nutrients, some nuts for the crunch, plus minus some ingredients you love, and it sure will keep you going.

This smoothie in particular is very dear to me, and no brownie points for guessing why, well because it has my favorite fruit Mango, and the vibrance from another of my favorite fruit, Kiwi. I top it with some almonds, and chia seeds, and i feel so mushy inside that i forgive any wrong that day :). 

Chia seeds, as you may have heard, is the new superfood,  packed with proteins, nutrient rich and has energy boosters too. Its a bliss for us vegetarians, some studies say it has more proteins than some meats, and its so easy to incorporate in your food, add it to your smoothies, to your salads, or just anything. Chia seeds has a unique characteristics of absorbing 10x water than its weight, hence helping in hydration, and slows digestion, and hence curbs sweet cravings, yes i have read this, and experienced it myself. 

So what are you waiting for, get your stock, and get smoothie-ing! 

Ingredients

  • 2 ripe mangoes
  • 1/4 cup yogurt
  • 1 cup milk
  • 2 tsp honey
  • 1 pinch cardamom powder
  • 1 kiwi, cut into small cubes
  • 3-4 almonds, slivered.
  • 2 tsp chia seeds  

Directions

  1. Peel the skin o mangoes, and cut the pulp away from the seed, into a blender.
  2. add the milk, yogurt, cardamom powder, honey, and blend. 
  3. Process until well blended and frothy, pour it into a bowl.
  4. Top it with chia seeds and almond slivers, and kiwi cubes, and voila, your sunshine bowl is ready!